How to travel the world with kids without paying for accommodation. Or at least.. Paying a lot less.January 21, 2016
And no, it has nothing to do with volunteer work. It’s really a regular trip with hotels or apartments or rooms. Just for free.
It’s one of the biggest and best website there are for finding accommodation at prices that fit everyone.
Not long ago i got an email from Yossi (i swear that’s his name), he asked me for a recommendation for cheap accommodation in Florence. And me, what do i know. I don’t remember where we booked that apartment we stayed at 3 years ago in Tuscany, and anyway we became friends with the owners and from the three weeks we stayed there, we only payed full price for the first one..
So i went to this website, and I did some research for Yossi. I searched ‘Florence’ without high expectations. Florence, after all, is an e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e city. Truth be told, i was surprised to discover it’s possible to find beautiful apartments for very low prices.
So i sent Yossi there.
The reason i searched in this specific website, is that just a few days beforehand i searched for myself cheap accommodation on the beach in Vietnam. And when i typed ‘mui ne rentals’ this is the website that gave me most cheapest, most diverse options. And when i entered this website, and i saw it’s name, i suddenly remembered that a few years ago a friend of mine told me she only books accommodation there. And i remember trying to remember the name of the website, and i even asked her about it a few times, because she travels a lot, this friend, she knows what she’s talking about, she was even in the Brazilian jungles. So of course i could trust her.
And after recommending it to Yossi i thought why not write about it in my website?
So i went and did a bit of research for you too. First i typed ‘Italy’. I found a lot of results for surprising prices, starting from a room for 10$ and through to a whole house on lake Garda, with a swimming pool (!) for 42$ a night. I moved on, and saw another house with a swimming pool on lake Garda for 61$ a night. Ok. But this is Italy, supposedly, i don’t know, something is going on with the economy.. The prices are low.
Then i checked the mother of all expensive destinations and typed ‘Tokyo’ just to see what I’ll get. I Found an apartment with park view, Internet and everything, for 422$ a week. Meaning less than 61$ a night.
I continued to Paris. Actually had me interested. Because living in Paris for a few weeks is a dream of mine. It was a bit more difficult there but i tried to be ‘large’ and searched for whole apartments, big ones, with a kitchen and everything. The price per night (even in the good quarters) was 100$-250$.
Why am I telling you all this? First of all- because if you’re looking now to travel anywhere in the world, and it doesn’t matter where or for how long- you should check the offers on this website. If you book through the link in my website you’ll automatically get 35$ free to book with.
But more importantly: this website has an amazing ‘referrals’ plan. According to it, the more friends you send to use this website, and the more people book through you- the more money you’ll earn. 35$ per booking, 65$ for anyone that offers his property for rent.
So it’s not really cash but more of coupons you can use on the website. And that’s why the title says ‘how to travel the world without paying for accommodation’. Because that’s exactly what you can do!
Think about it: say you’re planning a family trip to Italy in the summer. Or in Christmas. Or any holiday. It doesn’t matter. If you register now to the referrals plan, and make sure to tell everyone, within a few months you could earn enough to pay for all yout accommodation! Or at least lower them drastically. Worth it isn’t it?
*by the way, if you have a property you can rent out you can even make some real profit. Jusy saying.
What do i need to do?
You’ll get a small window where you’ll need to fill email and password or login directly through Facebook. And that’s it.
Email confirmation will be sent within seconds and once you confirm your registration you’re signed up.
After registering you’ll automatically see your namw on the top right cpenre of the page. Scroll down until you see “travel credit”.
Click on it. You’ll get many different ways to refer your friends- through their email, through your email, through Facebook, Twitter, or through your personal link.
And that’s it.
You don’t need to book through the website or even know it to be it’s ‘referrals’. All you need is what I wrote here.
It’s all so very simple it’s really a shame to pass up the option to make your trip so much cheaper.